realme 5i Preview : A Slightly Different realme 5!

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realme just launched their realme 5i smartphone, with 4 rear cameras and a large 5000 mAh battery.

Let’s take a closer look at the realme 5i, and find out what it offers!


realme 5i Preview : A Slightly Different realme 5!

Contrary to expectations, the realme 5i is not a cheaper version of the realme 5, but a slightly different variant.

In fact, it has the same price as the realme 5, just trading the high-resolution front camera for more memory. This is probably why realme gave it two different colour options.

realme 5i Preview : A Slightly Different realme 5!

Here is a summary of its key features :

  • It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, which is fabricated on the 11 nm process technology
  • It comes with 4 GB RAM – 1 GB more than the realme 5 at the same price point
  • It has a triple slot tray, which supports two nano SIM cards and a microSD card
  • It has an 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture – the realme 5 has a 13 MP front camera
  • Its rear quad-camera consists of a 12 MP main camera, an 8 MP wide-angle camera, a 2 MP portrait camera and a 2 MP macro camera
  • It comes with realme’s largest battery yet – a 5,000 mAh lithium-ion battery


realme 5i Specifications

In this table, we compare the realme 5i against the realme 5 at the same price point :

Specificationsrealme 5irealme 5
Display6.5-inch LCD display
720 x 1600 pixels (~269 ppi)
480 nits max brightness
ProtectionGorilla GlassGorilla Glass 3+
Operating SystemAndroid P with ColorOS 6
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE
CPU4 x Kryo 260 Gold cores (2.0 GHz)
4 x Kryo 260 Silver cores (1.8 GHz)
GPUQualcomm Adreno 610
Storage64 GB GB eMMC 5.1 storage
microSD slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera8 MP with f/2.0 lens13 MP with f/2.0 lens
Rear Cameras12 MP main camera (f/1.8)
8 MP wide-angle camera (f/2.25)
2 MP portrait camera
2 MP macro camera
Connectivity4G : LTE
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT5.0
USB : micro-USB 2.0
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-Mounted
Other SensorsLight, Proximity, Magnetic induction, Gyro-meter, Acceleration
Battery5,000 mAh
10 W wired charging
Dimensions75.0 mm wide
164.4 mm tall
9.0 mm thick
75.6 mm wide
164.4 mm tall
9.3 mm thick
Weight195 g198 g
Colour OptionsAqua Blue / Forest GreenCrystal Purple / Crystal Blue


realme 5i Price + Availability

The realme 5i will retail at the same price as the realme 5 3G model, in the Aqua Blue and Forest Green colour options :

  • Offline sale : 18 January 2020 onwards
  • Online sale : 28 January 2020 onwards


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